Musical Instruments

The CakLempong

This is a small-size gong made of bronze  that produces melodious sounds.  Each player holds two cak lempung, taking turns to play and create short melodies. Other instruments such as the Seruling Buluh, Salung, Rebana and gong are played together with the cak lempong to accompany dance performances such as Pencak Silat, Candle Dance (Tari Lilin) , Randai and Tari Inai.

English

Cak Lempong

Alat melodi dalam keluarga gong yang berukuran kecil. Ianya diperbuat daripada gangsa dan menggunakan teknik acuan. Perkataan Cak Lempong juga digunakan untuk mendiskripsikan jenis ensemblenya. Mula berkembang di kalangan masyarakat Melayu berketurunan Minangkabau di Negeri Sembilan. Kini kesenian muzik Cak Lempong telah bertapak di negeri-negeri lain dan diajar di sekolah-sekolah serta pusat-pusat pengajian tinggi.

Malay

The Beduk

The beduk is made of a double-barreled drum with water buffalo leather on the sides. It is is a round-shaped instrument that is elongated lengthwise, and is suspended from a rack and played with a padded mallet.  The role of the beduk in the Malay community especially in the Malay Archipelago is non-musical.

Instead, it is an instrument for religious purposes especially in the mosques and surau . Normally the beduk is used  to signal prayer time.

English

Beduk

Beduk adalah Gendang satu muka yang berbentuk memanjang iaitu elongated. Peranannya dalam budaya masyarakat Melayu khususnya di Nusantara adalah bersifat non-musical. Malah ianya merupakan sebagai instrument untuk mengesakan perintah Allah s.w.t. Digunakan di surau ataupun masjid di kampung-kampung bagi menandakan masuknya waktu untuk bersolat.

Ianya dipukul dengan pemukul kayu dalam pola rithme yang beransur cepat iaitu accelerando.

Malay

The Angklung

This is an idiofon made of selected bamboo pipes or tubes and consists of  2 to 4 tubes attached to the bamboo frame. These are carved to have a resonant pitch when struck and are tuned to octaves. It must be adjusted to “Do, Mi, So” either in Major or Minor mode.

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